Present Land Use
AG-1-10, Agriculture, 10 acre minimum lot size, Coastal Zone, Rural Area
Conditional Use Permit (Case No. 09CUP-00000-00014) in compliance with Section 35-172 of the Article II Coastal Zoning Ordinance, on property zoned AG-I-20 to allow for commercial boarding of 23 equine animals (primary horses). Animals would be boarded on-site for rehabilitation stays lasting an average of 1 to 6 months at a time. Clients would come to the site for the purposes of dropping off and picking up their animals only. Services would not include lessons or regular boarders (animals visited on a daily basis for feeding/exercise). No special events or amplified music/sound would occur. Hours of operation would be from 7 am to 4 pm, Monday through Saturday. The property is currently, and would continue to be, staffed by a total of four full time employees and one part time employee. The property is currently staffed by one full time on-site Manager, three full time groomsmen, and one part time gardener. A horseshoer currently, and would continue, to visit the site approximately once a month. A total of two horse trailers would be parked on-site overnight on a regular basis. These two trailers would be parked in dedicated locations as shown on the proposed site plans. Temporary trailer and vehicle parking during pick up and drop off would occur in parking areas adjacent to the barn or hay storage building, as shown on project plans. A preliminary Animal Waste Management Plan prepared for the proposed project specifies waste collection, storage and pick-up procedures as well as pest control measures and equipment maintenance procedures to be followed as a part of regular operation. Animal waste and bedding would be collected on a daily basis and deposited into a 2 cy bin, picked up by Marborg trash service 3 days a week. The number of bins on-site would be increased incrementally based upon an increase in the number of horses on-site, over time. Existing development on-site includes a 5,760 sf barn, 6,720 sf jump chute, 1,232 sf farm employee dwelling, 2,925 hay storage building, 441 sf carport, 9 partially covered paddocks totaling 5,400 sf (of which ~1,800 sf is covered), entry gates, and pastures and corrals totaling ~157,215 sf (3.6 acres). Animals would be kept in the pastures, corrals, barn and partially covered paddocks and jump chute. Existing corrals and a paddock located near the creek area extending along the eastern portion side of the site, would be abandoned, would not be utlized for animal keeping, and would be allowed to naturally revegetate or to be replaced with non-invasive, native plant species. No future development would be located adjacent to or within 100 ft of top-of-bank of the existing tributary.